Travel Retail and Duty Free Business Intelligence    Tuesday 02 September 2014

LANDLORDS AND RETAILERS

Abu Dhabi International posts double-digit growth in July passenger traffic

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/09/14

UAE. Abu Dhabi Airports has reported a +21.7% surge in passenger traffic at Abu Dhabi International Airport for July, with the total hitting 1.7 million.

Bacardi brings a touch of Cuban spirit to key European airports this summer

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/09/14

A Havana inspired bar and Cuban band performances are some of the elements of an activation to support the launch of Bacardi Gran Reserva Maestro De Ron.

Diageo Global Travel opens Johnnie Walker Houses in Mumbai and Taipei

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/09/14

Diageo Global Travel is opening two Johnnie Walker Houses in travel retail – one in Mumbai (with DFS/Flemingo) and another in Taipei (with Ever Rich).

Setur Duty Free opens new airport and seaport operations amid growth drive

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/09/14

TURKEY. Setur Duty Free has opened new airport and seaport operations as it seeks expansion within its core Turkish market as well as targeting growth overseas.

UK Airports Commission rules out Thames Estuary airport proposal

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 02/09/14

UK. The Airports Commission rules out building a new airport in the Thames estuary, meaning an expansion of either Heathrow or Gatwick airport.

Diageo unveils travel retail campaign for Haig Club with DFS Changi

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/09/14

The Changi activation for Diageo's new single grain Scotch whisky features a tasting bar, photo booths and a preview of the campaign starring David Beckham.

JR/Duty Free opens ‘world class duty free precinct’ at Brisbane Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/09/14

AUSTRALIA. James Richardson Pty Ltd, trading as JR/Duty Free, has opened its new walk-through stores at Brisbane Airport’s International Terminal.

M&M’s brought to life in World Duty Free promotion at London airports

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/09/14

Mars has teamed up with World Duty Free Group in a confectionery promotion that will see giant M&M's characters roaming three London airports until 9 September.

Roel Huinink joins Airport Retail Group in senior management role

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 01/09/14

NORDIC REGION. Roel Huinink, previously Managing Director at Arlanda Schiphol Development Co, has joined Nordic travel retailer Airport Retail Group.

The day the duty free world changed: CDF redefines travel retail with extraordinary Haitang Bay opening

Source: ©The Moodie Report China - 01/09/14

CHINA. Monday marked a red-letter day for China Duty Free as it celebrated the Grand Opening of CDF Mall, the centrepiece of the extraordinary CITS Haitang Bay Duty Free Shopping Complex. The Moodie Report Chairman Martin Moodie was in Haitang Bay, bringing you first-hand coverage of the celebrations as the world's biggest duty free complex opened for business. UPDATED WITH MORE PICTURES.

Amsterdam Airport Schiphol average retail spend falls sharply in first half

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/08/14

NETHERLANDS. Schiphol Group announced first-half results today, with the key figure of average retail spend per departing passenger airside falling sharply.

APTRA debuts responsible retail training with DFS at Changi Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/08/14

SINGAPORE. The retailer’s team at Singapore Changi Airport is the first to implement the training programme advocating responsible liquor retailing.

Beijing Airport international passenger traffic set to slow in 2H

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/08/14

CHINA. International passenger traffic growth at Beijing Capital International is expected to slow in the second half of 2014, according to Air4Casts.

Denver International Airport to launch commercial RFPs from November

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/08/14

USA. A series of 11 tenders will cover areas including speciality retail and food & beverage as well as a common-use passenger lounge.

Meilan Airport sales surge as Hainan Airlines launches pre-order service

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 29/08/14

CHINA. Meilan Airport Offshore Duty Free Shop sales grew +58.6% in the first half of the year, while a new pre-order partnership is set to boost business in the second half.

DFS Group set to give travellers the First Class Beauty treatment

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/08/14

INTERNATIONAL. "The ultimate beauty shopping experience." That's how DFS describes one of its biggest-ever global campaigns, set to roll out next month.

Spanish government initiates tender for 21% stake in airports group AENA

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/08/14

SPAIN. The Spanish government, through holding company ENAIRE, today launched a tender to sell a 21% stake in national airports company AENA.

The Moodie Report e-Zine: Inflight retail in focus following Delta move

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/08/14

INTERNATIONAL. The trade’s only multimedia magazine assesses the challenges facing inflight retail following Delta's move to cease duty free operations.

World Wide Money Exchange opens upgraded units at Denver Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 28/08/14

USA. Foreign exchange services provider World Wide Money Exchange has opened three new locations at Denver Airport, where it has operated since 1995.

Glen Deveron makes Asian debut with DFZ at Kuala Lumpur International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/08/14

Following its success in European travel retail, the Bacardi-owned single malt whisky has been launched in Asia Pacific by DFZ at its The ZON Duty Free store.

Korean inbound duty free allowance to increase by +50% in September

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/08/14

SOUTH KOREA. Visitors and returning Korean travellers will be granted an increased inbound duty free allowance of US$600 from 5 September.

Mumbai Port Trust tenders duty free store at international cruise terminal

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/08/14

INDIA. The company is seeking a duty free retailer at Mumbai International Cruise Terminal to manage the business under an 11-month contract.

Vino Volo, Hudson and InMotion to open at General Mitchell International

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 27/08/14

USA. The Milwaukee airport is set to introduce the three concessionaires as it seeks five-year funding to improve its retail and food & beverage programme.

Devesh Kuwadekar to leave Qatar Duty Free and join MasterCard Asia Pacific

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/08/14

QATAR. The much-respected Devesh Kuwadekar is to leave his position as Qatar Duty Free Senior Manager Business Development and Marketing.

Duty Free Americas responds as border project threatens San Ysidro store

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/08/14

USA. The retailer’s proposal for a new multi-use complex is gaining local support as its flagship store is marked for closure under a border development plan.

Private equity firm to acquire speciality retailer Marshall Retail Group

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/08/14

USA. Private equity firm Brentwood Associates is to acquire Marshall Retail Group, a leading speciality retailer which operates stores across US airports.

The Moodie Report challenged as ARI takes icy plunge for ALS in Cyprus

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 26/08/14

CYPRUS. The ice bucket cometh as the internet craze, raising awareness and funds for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis charities, reaches travel retail.

7 days and counting: CDFG set to open the world’s largest duty free complex

Source: ©The Moodie Report China - 25/08/14

CHINA. Excitement is mounting as China Duty Free Group puts the final touches to its much-anticipated Haitang Bay Shopping Complex before the trial opening next Monday (1 September). The extraordinary facility boasts the world’s largest duty free shopping centre, supported by a strong duty paid, food & beverage and entertainment offer.

Abu Dhabi Airports hails opening of Starter concept at Skypark Plaza

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/08/14

UAE. Abu Dhabi Airports has said the opening of Flemingo International’s new Starter supermarket builds on its plans to develop the Skypark Plaza.

Nestlé and Choc Stop chill to summer sounds with Kit Kat in Malaysia

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/08/14

Nestlé ITR has launched a high-profile Kit Kat campaign with Choc Stop at Kuala Lumpur International Airport offering branded Kit Kat headphones as a GWP.

New initiatives boost passenger satisfaction at Frankfurt Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/08/14

GERMANY. Frankfurt Airport has been ranked first among German airports across a range of service categories by a leading business magazine.

Tallink Group posts dip in retail and restaurant sales in H1 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 25/08/14

NORDIC REGION. Tallink Group, the world’s largest maritime travel retailer, posted a -1% dip in retail and restaurant sales in the six months to June 2014.

CTC-ARI and Dior launch latest pop-up store at Larnaka Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/08/14

CYPRUS. CTC-ARI, Hermes Airports and Dior have teamed up to open the latest in a series of promotional pop-up stores at Larnaka International Airport.

Edinburgh Airport seeks jewellery & watches and pharmacy retailers

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/08/14

UK. Edinburgh Airport is seeking retailers to operate a new jewellery & watches store, as well as a pharmacy outlet, in the Departures Lounge from Q3 2015.

International traffic recovery boosts Beijing Airport retail revenues

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/08/14

CHINA. Beijing Capital International Airport posts a +3.0% revenue rise from retail concessions as international passenger traffic growth accelerates by +5.4%.

Pop-up restaurant gets passengers talking at Copenhagen Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 22/08/14

DENMARK. An innovative restaurant from F&B operator SSP and social dining pioneers I’m A Kombo aims to encourage dialogue between travellers.

Catering and retail revenues slip at gategroup in first half of 2014

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/08/14

INTERNATIONAL. Catering and retail revenues at inflight specialist gategroup dipped by -2.9% to CHF743.7 million (US$814 million) in the first half.

Chinese passenger traffic surges at Auckland Airport in July

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/08/14

NEW ZEALAND. Chinese passenger arrivals at Auckland Airport surged by +20.9% in July; the figures will be tracked by bidders for the duty free concession.

Inflight sales channel remains viable, relevant and profitable, says ISG

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/08/14

INTERNATIONAL. Inflight retail remains highly relevant to consumers, says ISG, reacting to criticism of the channel after Delta's decision to halt duty free sales.

London Gatwick unveils Burj Al Arab and Chrysler Building sculptures

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/08/14

UK. For the next two months London Gatwick Airport will be showcasing two large sand sculptures depicting the Chrysler Building and the Burj Al Arab.

LS travel retail launches ‘Crack the Vault’ campaign in Aelia Duty Free

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/08/14

AUSTRALASIA. Running in Aelia Duty Free stores at Adelaide, Queenstown and Gold Coast airports, the campaign offers customers the chance to win A$250,000.

Sydney Airport shortlists three for duty free; retail revenues grow +7.4%

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/08/14

AUSTRALIA. The airport has narrowed the field to three retailers in its duty free tender as it announces first-half retail revenue and passenger growth.

The Moodie Report e-Zine: Sharing the spoils at Macau Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 21/08/14

INTERNATIONAL. This week we examine what’s at stake as Macau International Airport Company prepares to award its duty free concessions.

Big issues, big names dominate powerful Trinity Forum 2014 agenda

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/08/14

TAIWAN. Aer Rianta International CEO Jack MacGowan and Bacardi Global Travel Retail Managing Director Mike Birch are the latest additions to a powerful line-up.

Dubai Duty Free to reprice US$2.5 billion in loan arrangements

Source: Reuters; The Moodie Report - 20/08/14

UAE. The repricing of two loans worth US$2.5 billion, reported by Reuters and confirmed by The Moodie Report, reflects the favourable loan market in the UAE.

Global Exchange to offer currency services at Guayaquil airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/08/14

ECUADOR. The rapidly growing foreign exchange company will operate two outlets at Jose Joaquin de Olmedo International Airport in Guayaquil.

Nuance changes name of Hong Kong division after Watson exit

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/08/14

HONG KONG. Following Nuance’s acquisition of AS Watson's share in its Asia joint ventures, the regional division has been renamed The Nuance Group (HK).

Pernod Ricard and WDFG in airport-wide Beefeater campaign at Gatwick

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/08/14

World Duty Free Group hails a new, Gatwick Airport-wide Beefeater campaign from Pernod Ricard as one of the retailer's best digital engagement programmes yet.

Thai airports buoyed by concession revenue gains amid weak traffic growth

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/08/14

THAILAND. Airports of Thailand has delivered a detailed breakdown of its nine-month results, offering an insight into passenger traffic and revenue trends.

Westfield begins construction on new amenities at Newark Liberty Airport

Source: ©The Moodie Report - 20/08/14

USA. The US$3.5 million project will transform the old food courts at Newark Liberty International Airport’s Terminals A and B into the new ‘Liberty Terrace’.